Ed5388 (1238) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewpub exclusive on tap. Pours black with a one finger of tan head. Nice cherry aroma with some pine, chocolate, roasted malt, and a little bit of coffee. Taste is chocolate, some coffee, tart cherry, and pine.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewpub. Pours a deep black color with a one finger dense tan head, that has good retention and falls to a thin cap. Aroma is pine, sweet fruitiness, coffee and roasted malt. Taste has chocolate and tart fruitiness, a little bit of pine, and some smoke undertones. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smokiness follows through a slightly dry finish.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pretty much pitch black. Small amount of head is poured. Lacing throughout the glass. When put up to the nose it’s a nice dose of fresh and strong coffee. Loved it. Mixed in there is some smoke, pine, and roasted malt. This brew is brewed with cherry puree but I really didn’t pick it up. It might of given the brew some of the sweetness it had but I just couldn’t pick it out of the lineup. Taste on this beer was nice. The coffee didn’t come through as much as it did in the aroma but it was still there and fresh. The pine is there and lingers with small bit of smoke that’s left in the after taste. I would of loved to seen a bit of a heavier mouthfeel on this beer but still it was nice, smooth. I really liked this beer and I would love to see this bottled at least once.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Strong toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub. Pours deep, dark brown with averahe, frothy tan head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops and esters; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is smoke, roast and chocolate malt, prunes and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with smoke, wood, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.